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Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
mentioned the defense budget. host: you are the perfect first phone call, that is what we are focusing on today on "the washington journal." for the whole part of the show we will be talking about defense, sequestration, and what it means for the pentagon. we will develop the entire show to that discussion. stay with us for the rest of it. "the washington post" reports on military contracts. it says here "over 250 contracts with a combined value of $21 billion, a 44% drop from october." it shows here the top five contracts in november by value. boeing was at the top of the list with a $4 billion contract for the air force. delta dental got a $6.2 billion contract for retiree coverage. then that is followed by battle space. those are some of the top defense contracts in november. that overall no. 4 defense contracts is down 44%. republican line, alaska -- arkansas? where are you from? caller: hold aligned. off a cliff. the fiscal cliff goes. take the pension away from the politicians that gave us in this place. host: what does that solve? caller: give us back our country. pioneers, thos
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Dec 10, 2012 12:35am EST
, including defense, which accounts for 20% of the budget. but defense is not really seem to be on the table. in terms of widely discussed solutions or strategies. instead, we confront sequestration, a thoroughly bad idea for getting your defense budget or any other budget -- unless we take action, we could face a fiscal crisis that forces cuts to our military priorities, at deep and arbitrary cuts that are not coherent nor prioritized. the question is, can we, and how do we achieve savings? to improve our fiscal outlook will meeting and national security needs. to " admiral mullen again, he said that the pentagon budget was basically double in the last decade. in a doubling we have lost the ability to prioritize, to make hard decisions, to do tough analysis, to make trades. we also need a review of our defense strategy that makes it sure that we are preparing for the threats and risks of the 21st century, not those of the past. the foundation has funded two efforts along these lines to help advance the best ideas for improving our defense strategy. earlier this year, we find it a project by
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Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
the fiscal deadline could affect the defense budget. >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal," we continue our look at the so- called fiscal clef and what happens if the budget cuts take place in january. jim doyle the effect on businesses. after that, charles clark looks at domestic program cuts. in more about the issue with the brookings institution. bless your e-mail, phone calls, and tweets. that is live tuesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> next, president obama talking about the economy and the need to reach an agreement with congress on the january fiscal deadline. he spoke at a diesel plant outside of detroit. his remarks are about 25 minutes. >> hello, redford! [applause] it is good to be back in michigan. [applause] how is everybody doing today? [applause] now, let me just start off by saying we have something in common -- both our teams lost yesterday. [laughter] i mean, i would like to come here and talk a little smack about the bears, but we didn't quite get it done. but it is wonderful to be back. it is good to see everybody in the great state of michigan. [appl
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 10:00am EST
today on c-span, a secretary of defense leon panetta visits the walter reed medical center followed by david coombs, bradley manning's of turning. the hearing on the republic of mali. >> the supreme court will look at what was passed in 2008 by a majority of 6-3. they're going to say that this president. >> they decided it was constitutional for them to establish i.d.s they did not say all of those states. >> correct. let me finish. you are misrepresenting what i am saying. >> when i hear these accusations that black people, voter i.d. laws a disproportionately affect us. if white people can go through all the laws, what are you telling back people? they are less than? that is what bothers me about rhetoric. we always have to make special --there has to be a specialist when we deal with minorities. it there too feeble mind it appeared we need to make concessions. they cannot follow the rules. we treat people like victims, i do not think they want to aspire. >> defense secretary leon panetta visited the walter reed medical center tuesday to celebrate the hospital's first anniversary.
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Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
she suffered. the foundation for defense of democracy is held this discussion. it is about an hour. >> good morning, it is a very interesting panel so i want to get quickly into questions. i want to quickly set the stage -- i don't need to tell anyone in this room about the death of the problem of human rights abuses in iran. i would just read briefly from the report that the u.n. special wrote and file to the u.n. general assembly in september of 2011 when there was a pattern of systemic violations of human rights. iran has refused access to the united nations special representative on human rights. in september, 2011, the un secretary-general submitted a report to the general assembly in which he said he was "deeply troubled by reports of increased numbers of executions, amputations, arbitrary arrests and detentions, unfair trials, torture, and ill treatment and bemoaned the crackdown on human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, and opposite -- and opposition activists." one example from the week's news -- there was what qualifies in iran as a some good news -- a well-known h
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am EST
need to do the defense authorization bill. we have to do something on spending. i hope the republicans move, so we can get that done. we are going to work on this community banking thing. that covers most everything. i may have missed a thing or two, but that is generally. christmas is two weeks from today. >> [indiscernible] >> i am sorry. what is that? >> the republican support on the -- >> they said what? >> [indiscernible] >> you know, this is -- everyone, listen to this. we suddenly have republican votes on internet poker. two weeks before christmas, without being vulgar, what the hell? that was too vulgar. >> for people watching this common [indiscernible] in the time we have left, in terms of getting something done? >> we can do things very quickly. but this is not something we can do easily, at least as far as bill-drafting goes. until we hear something from the republicans, there is nothing to draft. we can get things done quickly. i think it is going to be extremely difficult to get it done before christmas, but it could be done. there are things we have to do before the end
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Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
for defense of democracy. they are hosting a forum called "dictators and dissidents." we'll take you live to the event with remarks from incoming chairman ed royce and senator bob casey and talking about syria and tensions in iran coming up in a few minutes. we will bring you a portion of the morning portion of the discussion at the foundation for defense of democracy. this segment and this panel discussion focused on the egyptian elections. >> good morning everyone. thank you, bob, for that introduction and thank you all of you for coming out early this morning for what i think will be a lively debate. we are going to be asking the question if democracy is to triumph in the middle east, victories at the ballot box are inavoidable and essential. this is the motion we will be debating in the intelligence-squared format per requests from our panelists who have done this once already -- they have had a practice round. they have not had a chance of doing this, but i suspect, had probably had several scotches and talked about ways to defeat their foes. we know that this is a time of revolution
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
with the national parks service and with the department of defense to bring a events like this throughout the year and concerts' throughout the summer. this memorial is a very sacred place. where we come to visit, to remember, to reflect, and commemorate the defining moments of world war ii. and to honor those who served both on the battlefront and on the home front. and the families left behind. this memorial honors the more than 16 million men and women who served in our armed forces during world war ii. more than 400,000 of those men and women never returned home. and the additional millions that supported the war efforts from america's arsenal of democracy on this home front. the world war ii fought the most destructive war in history. they thought that war against great odds. not only did they fight and win that war and save this nation, but they literally saved the world. this nation will never forget our world war ii veterans, all of our veterans and their families and especially those who gave all their tomorrows. as the 18 or 19-year old, all of pur tomorrow's is a high rice to play so we
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 10:00am EST
to say, ok, you want a tax cut or you want a strong defense, it costs money. both of them cost money. and if you're willing to pay for it, we will do that. if you're not willing to do that, we ought not to do it. that's not been or practice, unfortunately, and we dropped the pay-go requirement, as the gentleman knows, in 2001 and actually in 2003 legally de facto we dropped it in 2001 because we had subtax cuts without paying for them. we -- we had substantial tax >> he says the house will be in session monday december 17 to deal with the fiscal cliff. the house returned to business this week on tuesday at 2:00 p.m. eastern. they will be appointing members to work with the senate on defense programs. live coverage when the house returns here and c-span. the synod -- the senate returns on monday. they will also consider a nomination for assistant secretary of housing and development. live coverage when they return on c-span2. >> joining as and vermont is governor peter shumlin. thank you for being with us. >> it is great to be with you. thank you for being with us. let me begin with s
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am EST
that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6223, to amend section 1059-e. national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2006 to clarify that a period of employment abroad by the chief of mission or united states armed forces as a translator, interpreter, or an executive level security position is to be counted as a period of residence and physical presence in the united states for purposes of qualifying for naturalization if at least a portion of such period was spent in iraq or afghanistan, and for other purposes, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 6223, a bill to amend section 1059-e of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2006, to clarify that a period of employment abroad by the chief of mission or united states armed forces as a translator, interpreter, or in an executive level security position is to be counted as a period of residence and physical presence in the united states for purposes of qualifying for naturalization if at least a portion of such period was sent in iraq or afghanistan, and for o
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
the problems. we have to play -- i'm a sports person. i got to play zone defense on all of this. on every different aspect. we have to stay vigilant whatever voting system we're using, whatever photo i.d. requirement we have. >> it's a very interesting idea. >> i didn't answer your question before and i still ain't going to question. you're asking the right -- >> he's volunteering not to answer. >> you're asking the right question i think because -- >> thank you, professor. >> you're asking the right question from a big picture perspective. a lot of the debate has been an on-off switch. are we going to have it, are we not going to have it? i think the conversation will move in the next few years to a best practices scenario. what are the best i.d. practices? for instance, indiana makes folks come back within 10 days to show a photo i.d. to validate their provisional ballot. florida, however, does a signature match with their poll workers. what is the best way of achieving the best results? and i hope that maybe the conversation will move in that direction over the next few years rather th
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
that we double defense, created a whole new category of spending called homeland security, went to war twice totally on a credit card, created a brand new entitlement medicare part d, and we have the aging of a population that means the entitlement programs that have been wonderfully successful, those of us were willing to say we need to entitlement reform, not because medicare and social security have not been successful, they have been, and consequently, all we are living a lot longer, which is good, but it does mean the math -- when i was a kid, 16 people were working paying for everyone retiree, now is 3 to 1, and in a decade will be 2 to 1, means we have to make adjustments. the math deniers around that i have a hard time grappling with. the simpson-bowles gang had $2.40 trillion in revenue. if we think we need to go bigger, which i do believe -- $1.6 trillion is still only 1/3 of what we had in the revenue line in the 90's. in my memory, the american economy did pretty darn well. i do think there are ways to get there. on entitlements, i find we have to challenges around health c
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 1:00am EST
of not only regional security in asia, but also global security. >> i'd like to follow up on missile defense and dig a little deeper if possible. how concerned are you about the potential loss of the use of s.d.s. has an asset in your region, and the fact that the missile defense program here in the states hasn't produced the successful intercept since 2008. as a follow-on to that, can you go into what you think your vision should be for adapting the p.a.a. that's in europe into asia? leaders here have said they would like to do some sort of p.a.a. in asia. >> well, you ask a lot of questions in there. >> well, let me talk about the s.b.x. in general. it was built as a research platform. it wasn't designed to be in a long-term baltic missile ark terk tour t. still has benefit in research and development, but since it was built, my estimation is that the overall sophistication of the keanlts have grown and grown globally so that the need to have s.b.x. in that role has diminished over time because other capabilities are mature enough to be able to not have to have it. as far as the ability fo
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
and i'm not talking about the department of defense, which is one of the major expenditure items but that's not the subject for tonight. tonight, the subject is medicare and medicaid. the medicare program is a big one and it certainly is a program that's expensive and is a program that has grown on the average faster than inflation. but in the last two years, that's not the case. and we'll discuss that in more detail later. in fact, medicare has fallen below the general rate of health care inflation. let's talk about what we can do about medicare instead of saying what we ought not do, we are going to start this discussion talking about what we can do and the president has put out several ideas that deserve the attention of the 435 members of this house and the 100 senators. because there are things that really can be done immediately to significantly reduce the cost of medicare. just in listening to my colleagues here on the floor discuss the departure of some extraordinary members from the ohio delegation, i came across an article in one of the local hill newspapers. and this a
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am EST
minutes, reaction to the decision to hear two cases regarding gay marriage. one with the defense of marriage act and the other looking at proposition 8. the first 45 minutes, if you want to weigh in on the decision of the supreme court, here is how you can do so. the numbers -- if you want to send us a tweet -- here is the front page of "the oakland tribune." that is the setting for one of the cases the justices will hear. it gives a little bit of the text put into place when it was signed into law. this is part of section 7. and determining the ruling regulation of the bureau and agencies of the united states, the word marriage means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the words bouse refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. one of looking at a state militia and the other looking at a federal issue, two cases, and a decision expected by june. if you want to wait and, the numbers are on your screen. -- if you want to weigh in, the numbers are on your screen. tweets.also send us tweak this is from "the washington p
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 4:35pm EST
including $500 billion in defense spending. >> the supreme court will look at what was passed in 2008 by a majority of 6-3 and they will say its precedent. indiana had a voter i.d. >> let's talk about the facts. they sustain societies on the indiana case and it was constitutional for them to establish the ide. they did not talk about -- >> let me finish. you misrepresented what i said. "so long, hold on. >> the supreme court of the law of the land. when i hear these accusations that black people and voter i.d. laws disproportionately affect minorities, it applies -- it implies we have something missing in our brand. if white americans can get all the processes to follow the law, what are you telling lack people? that they are not good enough? that is what bothers me a lot about the rhetoric coming from democrats and the left. there has to be something special when we deal with minorities because they are to feeble minded because they cannot follow the rules like everyone else. when you treat everyone like victims, i do not think they will aspire. >> more with the publisher of conserva
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
. the department of defense is concerned about instability in mali and is working closely with our interagency partners to strengthen efforts at countering aqim and affiliates as well as supporting maliian efforts to restore territorial sovereignty. our approach is to support mali's neighbors, to isolate the terrorist threat and to enable ecowas and others to degrade aqim while working to enhance maliian sovereignty. this is consistent with the appropriations act which prescribes certain assistance to the government of any country whose duly elected government is edeposed as a result of a coup. slult the coup, d.o.d. has ceased working with the maliian military. there's an ongoing rebellion that's the fourth rebellion since mali gained their independence. the flow of arms from other countries has made it hard for the country to respond. ecowas has brokered and agreement with the parties to establish an interim government but captain sunogo continues to influence decision making in mali. northern mali has become a safe haven for extremists and terrorist groups including aqim and affiliates. as
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
cut the defense, obviously a republican rayon. if you reform does things, especially the entitlements, what is the expense? how are you going to pay? $200. if it goes through the program. cut the prices on the services. you have absolutely no idea how much it costs. if i go to brooklyn, it will be cheaper. they know how much to charge. in order to create the jobs, you have to go to amend it. host: to write for the call. a lot of people want to wait and it. the number-one priority item, this is from a viewer who says it should be to back fiscal for timber living tax cuts expire, close loopholes, and cut spending across the board. a surprise announcement of senator jim demint who will be leaving the senate after nearly two terms. this is from friday politico. just as on the conference but still, arizona on the independent line. i wanted to call and regarding obama's priorities. i think it should be related to pregnancy. there are too many children being bored. too many do not have the resources. host: ok. we will leave it there. robert is on the phone. caller: the blacks and mexicans st
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 6:55pm EST
for our government to provide for national defense, fund our safety nets, and pay down our debt. and we are determined to remain an exceptional nation, this is the only way forward. if we embrace it, the promise of the 21st century is extraordinary. the united states will soon be the world's largest energy producer. it will allow manufacturers to return in force to our shores again. american innovation promises to revolutionize healthcare, communication, and transportation. every year millions of people all around the world are entering the middle class. they are now able to afford the things we built. i have heard it suggested that the problem is that the american people have changed. too many people want things from government. i'm still convinced that the overwhelming majority of our people just want what my parents had -- a chance, a real chance to earn a good living anda few weeks ago i was giving a speech at a fancy hotel in new york city. when i arrived in the banquet hall, i was approached by a group of u employees like the ones were working here tonight in the hotel's catering
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 8:00pm EST
, michael bennett. [applause] >> thank you everybody. it may not look like it, we are voting on the defense authorize age built. my job is to get from here to there before they close it and senator udall will follow me and give you a more proper talk. let me first say welcome to the rest of the colorado delegation and welcome to everyone who is here from colorado and welcome to washington, d.c., for this great night. all i want to say is thank you. there are people back in colorado who made it possible from officials working on the white river national forest to our native american friends and congressman tipton mentioned, to ben nighthorse campbell, who drove this truck across the country in a mack truck. those who are familiar or not familiar with a mack truck don't think it will fit, but he made it happen. when it came to denver, my kids' first question was, dad, why can't you drive that truck? so thank you for that, senator campbell. and i want to say a profound thank you to speaker boehner and for the architect of the capitol who organized this event. this was a ton of work for a lot o
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
on providing lethal aid has not changed. >> to foe low up -- >> i've got folks in the back. >> defense secretary suggested the syrian government has preparations of chemical weapons and the administration is not as concerned about this as they were last week, is that accurate? and what has changed? >> i'm not going to get into assessments beyond what secretary of defense pa net -- panetta said. i would simply reiterate our clear warning to the assaad regime about the potential use of or proliferation of weapons and that warning was made by the president and that warning stands. we take this very seriously and were the assaad regime to unwisely make the wrong choice here, there would be consequences. >> jay, the incoming and outgoing leaders on the house foreign affairs committee have written a letter calling on the president to close the p.l.o. office in washington. will he do that? >> i haven't seen the letter, i'll have to take the question. >> to clarify, the administration is looking for concrete specifics but you also say they're not discussing this sunday's meet tweeng the presid
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00am EST
have to reduce defense programs and other spending and the gate in a comprehensive tax reform. that takes time. it will have to of all -- involve extraordinary presidential leadership, which we have not had in a while. hopefully we will get that. it will involve some type of citizen engagement. the good news is i recently took a 27 state national fiscal responsibility bus tour round the country focusing on swing states. a representative group of voters did the following after they heard the burning platform case about where we are -- 97% believe putting our finances in order to be a top priority. 92 percent agreed on six fundamental principles and values be exposed to them for guiding a grand bargain. 85% agreed it would take a combination of spending reductions and additional revenues. and least 77 percent agreed on a range of fundamental reforms to but the controls, social and service programs, health care, defense, taxes, business and political reforms that are needed to put us on a more prudent sustainable path. people are disgusted with a lack of progress. they want resul
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
that we double defense, a tree today whole new category of spending called homeland security, went to war twice totally on a credit card, created a brand new entitlement medicare part d, and we have the aging of a population that means the entitlement programs that have been wonderfully successful, those of us were willing to say we need to entitlement reform, not because medicare and social security have not been successful, they have been, and consequently, all we are living a lot longer, which is good, but it does mean the math -- when i was a kid, 16 people were working paying for everyone retiree, now is 3 to 1, and in a decade will be 2 to 1, means we have to make adjustments. the math deniers around that i have a hard time grappling with. >the sense in-bowles -- simpson- bowles gang had $2.40 -- $ 2. tralee4 in in revenue. if we think we need to go bigger, which i do believe -- $1.6 trillion is still only 1/3 of what we had in the revenue line in the 90's. in my memory, the american economy did pretty darn well. i do think there are ways to get there. on entitlements, i find we hav
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am EST
defense authorization act now that the senate has completed its work. as was announced last week, the house has a number of outstanding legislative items that we must resolve and first amongst them is the so-called fiscal cliff. though the house's targeted adjournment set in october of last year was december 14, that is no longer the case. instead members are advised that the house will now be in session the week of december 17, exact days will be announced next week. members are further reminded that the house will not adjourn the 112th congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been found. i thank the gentleman and yield back. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman for his comments. i thank him for the early notice on next friday. mr. speaker, the house is still not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the house will come to order. mr. hoyer: i thank the speaker. first, mr. leader, if i could, we have the ending next thursday, so -- i want to clarify pour members so that they know. we will not be in session next friday. is that accurate? mr. cantor: mr. speaker, i'd say
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 10:00am EST
this afternoon to debate a motion to go into negotiations with the senate on defense department programs for the next year. we will have live coverage at 2:00 p.m. eastern here on c- span. the senate gaveled in this morning at 10:00. later, they will be debating whether or not to continue an fdic program. it was part of the banking crisis response. you can see that debate live on c-span to. the house coming in at noon eastern and we will have live coverage here on c-span. right now, a discussion on the fiscal cliff and domestic program cuts. host: we have been taking a look at different policy aspects of negotiations. before we get to that, sequestration -- if that happens, we're talking about automatic spending cuts for domestic spending. what is sequestration? guest: they used to talk about the vegematic which was a late night kitchen product that did the cutting for you. under the 2011 budget control act, congress was supposed to have a super committee that would determine about $1.20 trillion in deficit-reduction over 10 years. the backup plan was something that nobody wanted. that w
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Dec 8, 2012 2:00pm EST
to talk about energy when it was a forbidden topic inhe defense department. this was through 2004. i got funding from the department of defense and it created the energy conversation. i want to get to a point tha was brought up inumb of times, having the american public understand this unbelievably complex story. i remmend you all watch alan alda's vido, "the flame." he asked what it was money was small and could not get an answer. he went up was don every university andy put on a worldwide contest to explain what a flame is to 11 ar-old. they h 600 submissns and 6011 year old evaluated this. keep in mind how complex that is. i bought a book two weeks ago called "black gold" r my granddaughter by albert marin. i recommend ofhe academics in this room or anywher not many people are going to read or understand your report. a lot of what needs doing telling this story as that it has to be visual because it is so unbelievably complicated, interdependence, integrated, and for most of us, ijust looks like chaos. i'm going to sgest that you do things like kids were stying english working with th
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Dec 12, 2012 10:00am EST
of what standard & poor's clearly warned was necessary to help the a.a.a. credit rating. does our defense spending really need to be higher, inflation adjusted, than it was at the height of the vietnam war when we faced down the soviet union and had 500,000 combat troops in the field? the sequester isn't stepping off a cliff. it is taking one step back from the cliff. now, the tax increases, however, are a very different matter. without intervention, the federal tax burden will balloon 1% at the stroke of -- 21% at the stroke of midnight on new year's eve, taking $2,000 to $3,000 from an averaged family. the house passed legislation to protect our nation from such a calamity but mr. obama vowed to veto it and the senate killed it. . instead mr. he obama tells us he'll veto any plan that stops taxes going up on all those very wealthy folks making over $200,000, who he says need to pay their fair share. i suppose fairness is in the eyes of the beholder. the top 1% earned 17% of all income but pays 37% of all income taxes. but that's beside the point. the fine point of it is that a lot of th
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Dec 8, 2012 3:35pm EST
and will be appointing members to a carbons committee to work on an agreement with the senate on defense programs next year. eric cantor says the house will be in session monday, december 17 to deal with the fiscal cliff. live coverage of the house here on c-span. the senate returns on monday at 2:00 p.m. eastern to consideration of a bill that would extend the fdic transaction guarantee program that provides unlimited deposit coverage for non-interest bearing account. the senate will consider the nomination of the assistant secretary of housing and urban development. tomorrow, we will talk about the latest news about the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations with a former congressional budget office director. then a look at the lobbying going on in washington. later, a look at developments in syria and the response from the international community. "washington journal" here on c- span. this week, we will have the vermont governor and new chairman of the democratic governors' association, who will talk about the fiscal cliff and laying the groundwork for the 2013 and 2014 elections. lives on sunday at 1
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Dec 10, 2012 10:00am EST
? what would you allow others to do it? >> defense cuts cost jobs that the government cannot create jobs. >> i worked on a plane for four years. this is the biggest scam in the world. not the soldiers health care. host: why you say that? caller: is a huge amount of money. i was spent millions fixing a plane every day. it is more money than you can imagine. guest: the government looks at every job and activity. it is really hard to make the case that they overcharge. it is much more expensive because the way the government does it. there is performance of based logistics. you can save billions. it is the way avis would do it for cars. even save huge amounts of money. that means getting the back office out of the way. it means fewer back office jobs. they do not want to give up the power. host: the contacting system is really complicated. some of that is what the caller is saying. we have a lot of money through a system, a fair amount can disappear in ways we do not count. a history of 60 or 70 years of litigation against contractors to overcharge, contractors do overcharge. is not to say
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Dec 9, 2012 3:55pm EST
time to recover without the ravishing of the winter months. if we have a northeastern, our defenses are so down that it would be like a person's immune system being susceptible to any type of illness. thirdly, we come with less than 30 days to the end of the congress. have to be done. i feel like i have to be houdini to accomplish this. we will do this. i look forward to your work and help. thank you for your indulgence. >> i would note that the senator will chair a subcommittee in new jersey next monday, december 10, on super storm sandy. >> thank you for joining us. i would like to understand better an aspect of the review. the question that i have arises from the interest-rate assumptions and the environment that is used to determine the prevailing view about the value of the mutual mortgage insurance fund. more specifically, you observe the fact that, the lower the interest-rate environment, -- he walked through the mechanisms by which lower interest rates, while good for the economy overall, tend to have an adverse affect on the fund. my understanding is the review contemplates
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
, the way candy crowley asserted herself to jump to the president's defense in the second debate with mitt romney was so inappropriate it went beyond the pale. i really do not believe if that was a republican recumbent, candy crowley would have jumped in like that. going back to the 2008 campaign, the president's relationship with the reverend who was his reverence for 20 years, obama belonged to his church. he had sermon that he gave. he baptized his children, he married and presided over the marriage between president obama and michelle obama, and that got attention by the mainstream media. these were awful sermons, saying america deserve what they got from 9/11. i will not repeat a lot of the awful things the reverend said. also, really, the president's failed record in his first term. the media did not hold the president accountable when he said, if i cannot get the job done in four years, i should be a one-term president. he said that. why have we not been hearing that on the campaign trail from the mainstream media? why is it no one at the white house and the press stood up to the pr
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am EST
that a photo id will solve all problems. i have to play zone defense on all of this, on every different aspect. we have to stay vigilant with what ever bought a set -- foes system we are using. >> what do you think of that? >> i did not add to your question before and i still will not answer your question. you are asking the right question - [laughter] >> you, professor. >> that is from a big picture perspective. it has been an on/off switch. are we going to have it or not to? maybe the conversational mode the next few years to a best practices -- what are the best idea practices? and the amex folks come back within 10 days to show -- indiana makes folks come back with intended to show photo id but florida is a signature matched with their poll workers. what is the best way of achieving the best results? i hope maybe the conversation will move in that direction over the next few years rather than toward this yes/no attention we have. >> not all fogle id laws are created equal. there are some that restrict photo id loss and some better called photo id + but you don't really need a photo id lot
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00am EST
, and the march plan presented by chairman brian, the big driver of the difference is defense spending. when business leaders come to washington, they're more likely to defer to washington and defense issues and are much more skeptical about discretionary spending. using the numbers from a dealer and much -- march, they are about 25% less than simpson- bowles. host: new york. are you a business owner? caller: i am. i run a business for 20 years. i wanted to mention a distinction i heard upon them talk about the other day concerning medicare. medicare is a government expenditure, but it does not drive the expense of health care. it is the health-care providers the drive the expense. it is a simple distinction, but i'm not sure that your viewers are aware of it. host: jim doyle, do you have thoughts on that? guest: it is interesting. a lot of people think the big driver for raising taxes is to make the buildings bigger, the bureaucracies bigger, but if you look at the cost-drivers it is the increasing cost of health care services in the changes of any team population. what we see when we talk
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Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
an agreement it was defense bill next year. the house planned to adjourn for the holidays next week but the house will be back in session december 17 to deal with the so called fiscal cliff. the house will not asuren until an agreement is reached. when the house is back in session live coverage as always on c-span. a report out of the labor department show that is 146,000 jobs were added in november and the unemployment rate falling to 7.7%, the lowest since december 2008. there had been concern that is hurricane sandy could afblingt the numbers bit only had a minimal effect. employers added fewers jobs in october and september than initially estimate pped and the unemployment rate fell mostly because more people stopped looking for work. earlier today on capitol hill john boehner commented on the fiscal cliff negotiations with reporters. >> this isn't a progress report because there is no progress to report. when it comes to the fiscal cliff that is threatening our economy and jobs the white house has wastde another week. secretary gitener came here to offer a plan that had twice t
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Dec 9, 2012 12:30am EST
it does. awareness will failed to tackle the issue if it does not supplemented by an analysis defense efforts to trace what is going on from a supply chain to a beat. each sector, all of you belong to a sector of the party interested and center slavery, i will take the liberty of telling you what the efforts should be. i think we have to leave the field with policy recommendations related to issues like supply chance. guidance from scholars and find a way to comply globally and effectively. i cannot stress this enough. if we are doing a poor job of understanding and tackling slavery, we are doing a prophetic of a free empowering exportation everywhere at the to the world. similar efforts, and the organization. a everett is the distance of tournaments and to social movements the uplight movements on and they will when they beat so does fired a as untainted. we have to continue providing resource fort forces between government citizens and academia. a final word, echoes of past and said the food well go into the future were the sum, all, or none of these can be called slavery, it is an
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Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
defense, fund our safety nets, and pay down our debt. and we are determined to remain an exceptional nation, this is the only way forward. if we embrace it, the promise of the 21st century is extraordinary. the united states will soon be the world's largest energy producer. it will allow manufacturers to return in force to our shores again. american innovation promises to revolutionize healthcare, communication, and transportation. every year millions of people all around the world are entering the middle class. they are not able to afford the things we built -- now of the -- able to afford the things we built. i have heard it suggested that the problem is that the american people have changed. too many people want things from government. i'm still convinced that the overwhelming majority of our people just want what my parents had -- a chance, a real chance to earn a good living and provide better opportunities for their children. a few weeks ago i was giving a speech at a fancy hotel in new york city. when i arrived in the banquet hall, i was approached by a group of u employees li
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
defense reserve fleet. i'm also pleased that title 6 re-authorizes the marine reduction and prevention act. more and more marine debris from the 2011 japanese tsunami continues to wash on the shores of the pacific coast, including my state of washington. japan in the midst of the recovery of this disaster has shown extraordinarily leadership and friendship by recently announcing they will donate $5 million to the cleanup. it's important we authorize the marine debris act to ensure the noaa has the author it needs to work with the states to address this threat. so i very much appreciate the cooperation of chairman lobiondo for including this important environmental measure. and also applaud my colleague, mr. thompson, for his work to see this program re-authorized and mr. faverplet this legislation reflects fair and balanced compromise. we have an obligation to support the coast guard and support our u.s. merchant marine. have a safe and secure maritime environment, good for the economy, and good for the american people n my estimation this legislation fulfills that obligation. i urge its p
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
-span radio. >> its data clock 33 eastern. defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan today. in remarks to about 100 u.s. service members inside an aircraft hangar at a desert base, he thanked them for their service and emphasized that the u.s. is winding down its involvement in the war. he also said that president obama will decide in the next few weeks how many u.s. troops will stay in afghanistan after the combat mission ends in december of 2014. there are currently 56,000 u.s. troops there. north koreans dancing in the streets of their capital today after the regime successfully fired a long-range rockets, defying international warnings. gallants is likely to bring fresh sanctions and other punishment from the u.s. and its allies, which were quick to condemn its asked a test a technology for a missile that could attack the u.s. mainland. p'yongyang says it was merely a peaceful efforts to put a satellite into orbit. national security council spokesman is calling the launch "another example of north korea's pattern of irresponsible behavior." yesterday he said the u.s. "remains vigil
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Dec 5, 2012 1:00am EST
of the defense finance committee. we will talk about the budget negotiations going on now and the fiscal cliff. but what is really important is that senator baucus and the group working on tax reform will be some of the lead folks who are shepherding whatever kind of framework, hopefully, conduct of the fiscal cliff to help develop the beat goes on how to deal with tax reform. we lucky to have with us today chairman baucus. he has been thinking about these ideas for quite some time. he has a tremendous amount of expertise. he will talk about where the situation is. thank you, senator. [applause] >> thank you, maya. thank you to everyone for adding this together. very interesting set up. i do not know if there will be darts or spitballs on my back. it is good to be here and help in whatever way i can. first, i would like to commend erskine bowles and simpson further laserlike focus on this. you are engaging the american. you have drawn attention to the fiscal challenges that are threatening our future. many here today are proponents of the simpson-bowles plan. i have served with senator simpson
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Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
everything he has asked for, tax increases, heck if we eliminated the department of defense for him, we would still be in the red next year. republicans are here to solve the problem. we need a balanced approach and we need the president to get serious. >> along with lynn's line here, we do seem to be addressing two different issues. the president is address the fiscal cliff, we're dealing with the debt and deficit. this is not about getting through this next month, this is about trying to solve the issues that we face as a nation today and that is the debt and deficit that we face. the president is very fond of talk about the math. let me give you a few things dealing with the math. 2012 will be the third highest revenue receipt into the united states government ever in the history of our nation. the third highest revenue ever received in the hithsroif the united states is coming in in 2012. in this down economy, as paychecks are smaller, federal revenue continues to increase. the president is very focused on trying to get the clinton tax rates but he ignores the clinton level of spending. w
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Dec 6, 2012 10:00am EST
of the winter months. if we have a nor'easter our defenses are so far down that would be like a person's immune system being susceptible to any type of illness. and thirdly, we come with less than 30 days to the end of the congress. in which this has to be done. i feel like i have to be hue dinny to accomplish this -- hue deany to accomplish this -- hue dinny to accomplish this. but we're going to do this. we're going to do this. secretary, i look forward to your work and your help as we get there and to our colleagues as well. thank you, mr. chairman, for your indulgence. >> i would note that senator men endezz will chair -- menendez will chair a hearing next month, december 10, on superstorm sandy. >> thank you for joining us. i would like to understand better an aspect of the act warle review. -- act warle review. -- act wearl review. -- actuarial review. you observe on page eight of your testimony the fact that the lower the interest rate environment the worse shape the fund is to simplify things. you walk through the mechanisms by which lower interest rates, while good for the economy over
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am EST
, medicare, and social security alone. we have a very bulleted defense budget that needs to be cut. eisenhower warned us a denture his final address that the military-industrial complex would destroy this country. that is where the cuts should come from. host: thank you for the call. a few programming notes for you today. james taylor will be at the national press club at 1:00. the singer-songwriter and guitarist will be talking about election reform at the national press club. you can catch that live on c- span and c-span radio. also, live at 7:00 p.m. at the university of virginia, mark warner sponsoring legislation to allow highly skilled immigrants into the united states. he will discuss his proposal at a forum hosted by the university of virginia at 7:00 p.m. right here on c-span. we are still taking your calls all morning on this issue of compromise or sticking to principles. from arkansas on the republican line, good morning. caller: i am calling about the republicans -- i think we have to bend on the fiscal bet. almost half of this country voted against president obama. the
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Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
sewage treatment plants. the estimate cost for these measures to enhance the natural dast defense -- disaster defense is several billion billion dollars. i think this will only lead to greater federal spending as climate change leads to more devastating storms and thus more damage. finally very beliefly, i want to urge that the supplemental be written in a way to include connecticut in all funding sources. this has not always been the case. even though the state was severely impacted last year with trorm irene, the executive branch those to deny us the opportunity to at least apply for some proportionate share of that funding, particularly under the cdbg grant program and we ask that you write this in a way that allows impacted states to have eligibility to apply. given that at this early stage of recovery, more people in connecticut have registered for fema assistance than either of the previous storms, it would be unfair to leave connecticut out of eligibility altogether. i thank my colleagues very much, i thank senator schumer for allowing me to go firth and i look forward to w
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
a agreement on the defense programs bill for next year. the house is also set to take up a non-controversial bills next year. they had planned to adjourn for the holidays, but majority leader says the house fully back in session on december 17 to disco -- deal with the fiscal cliff. the house will not adjourn until an agreement is reached on preventing spending cuts and tax increases scheduled to take effect on january. on washington journal" we have been looking elements of the so- called fiscal cliff -- a discussion of the expiring tax provisions set to hit january 1. host: we have been focusing on different parts of the fiscal cliff discussion. today we're looking at tax extenders for businesses and individuals. joining us is sam goldfarb, a tax writer for cq roll call. what our tax extenders? guest: they are temporary tax breaks. some people are concerned the entire tax code is turning into a big tax extender. they are considered to be a small provision and targeted at specific types of businesses. host: why are they temporary? guest: a lot of people say they should be made
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Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
on military and national defense, 53%. reducing spending on programs that benefit the poor, 51%. reducing spending on programs that benefit the elderly, 34%. compromise is an interesting issue, but as you tackle it, it becomes complicated. that is a quick snapshot of this survey. we have some vignettes that will follow. some of the respondents, we got on video. ron has done that also in print. thank you very much. >> more now from "national journal." congressman allyson schwartz sat down with "national journal" ron brownstein to talk about the fiscal cliff, job creation, and deficit reduction. >> let me introduce the moderator, ron brownstein. he is the editorial director of "national journal" and the "atlantic." he oversees political coverage coming out of our company. he writes a weekly column for "national journal" and is regularly on major cable networks and the real networks. dare i say, he is the most astute political analyst in washington. we have had changes. gene sperling at the last minute could not make it. there is a meeting going on right now, which may be productive -- maybe
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